Welcome To The West Ashton Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan is progressing well
see here for the plan
andhere for a questionnaire about 2 areas suggested for development.

This plan is our community’s opportunity to shape and guide development that will take place in our area and make sure that it is appropriate to our needs and aspirations. We can have a real say in where it goes and how it looks!

What is a neighbourhood plan?

The introduction of neighbourhood planning is part of wider challenges to the planning system in the Localism Act 2011. The Act claims to shift decision making from central government to communities and councils. Neighbourhood planning helps town and parish councils to prepare a plan for their area, in close consultation with residents, businesses and other local organisations. Neighbourhood Plans are for the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of everyone in the community.

Like many historic villages, West Ashton’s heritage interest and local environment setting are its defining assets, and local residents are proud and protective of those features that give the village its sense of place and sense of identity.

Minutes of the Steering Group meetings


Initial Meeting Notes 4th February 2016 West Ashton Draft Scoping Report 030518
Minutes 16th March 2016 Parish housing Needs Survey Report
Minutes 28th April 2016 Steering Group Terms Of Reference
Minutes 29th June 2016
Minutes 13th July 2016 West Ashton Neighbourhood Area Decision Report 17th September
Minutes 9th September 2016 Workshop Report Oct 2016
Minutes 16th November 2016 Steering Group membership details
Minutes 23rd January 2017
Minutes 20th February 2017
Minutes 14th March 2017
Minutes 24th April 2017
Minutes 5th June 2017
Minutes 19th September 2017
Minutes 18th October 2017
Minutes 25th January 2018